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message when he attended sunday's memorial at the newtown high school. two teachers, steve george and bobby patterson, left him a note on a classroom board. they thanked him for his leadership and helping the community to heal. well, the president responded with a note of his own, writing "you're in our thoughts and prayers" and then signed his name. >>> and the aunt of gunman adam lanza is fearing for the safety of her family. marsha lanza has three sons and says they are heart broken over the shootings. she also says the tragedy has brought shame to the family. lanza says she had not seen her nephew since he was 3 years old and she's worried about possible repercussions that her two youngest sons may face at school. >> we had nothing to do with it. yes, we're related, but my boys, my three younger boys did not know their cousins. >> she also says she has not heard from the gunman's father, peter lanza, about funeral arrangements. >>> in light of the tragedy, gun control is once again a hot topic for public debate right now. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans favor s
in newtown, connecticut, as four more families prepare to lay to rest their little ones. >>> plus, a mixed message. friday's massacre prompts calls for swift action on gun control. but sales of guns are surging. >>> the wind, the snow, sure signs of the season. a snowstorm is moving across the country, right in time for the holidays. we'll show you where it will hit. >>> and sweet success. a little girl takes on a big company, cracking the glass ceiling for future generations. but it's not who you think. it was all for her little brother. >>> and a good tuesday morning, everyone. a ritual returns for thousands of older students in newtown. they're going back to school today. but those who attended sandy hook elementary are still waiting for their new classrooms. >> and this long line of funerals. very sad days. it continues later today. tahman bradley joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials an
chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a eulogy for a six-year-old as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i looked at her and said i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> and did noah's family respond the to that? >> yes. that was helpful to her. in the end she released blue and white balloons
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selling assault weapons as children across newtown, connecticut,once again get back on their buses and head to school. >>> massive storms out west creating a mess for travelers. how you can make it to your holiday. >>> escape. a tv reporter is free tonight. >>> and standing together. an offer of strangers off kindness, from comforting dogs to a touch of christmas. >>> good evening. there were signs all across the country today that a lot of americans are turning on the companies which profit from selling assault weapons. four days of 26 children and their teachers were gunned down at an elementary school, some have announced they want no part of the sale of high powered guns. and the president today, with the action he is going to take. we heard from the first time from the powerful national rifle association says they want to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again. chris cuomo with more on this. chris? >> diane, people are moved. the question, which actions will follow? and the answers are starting to take shape. with each body buried, calls for change grow. just today,
. nation was.hi sms ,> since the newtown tragedy % of people are likely to support gun control. aremakers in our region o debate the issue safety in our schools following the tragedy in newtown. bob marshall says he proposes staffers with guns next month. marshall spoke about the proposal before an array talked inrdsplacing armed cards schools. the measure is being met with mixed emotion. arsenal says he believes the newtown massacre could have been prevented if someone else marshall says-- he believes the newtown massacre could have been prevented if someone else in the school had a gun. prevent things before the damage is done. the decision to use armed teachers andained would be to carry guns up to the school administrators. a large sporting goods chain says it will no longer sell automatic weapons. this is a move in the wake of the connecticut shooting. why othererg reports gunshots a business is booming. assault rifles hold it does he is. --enthusiasts. it is fun to shoot. sales are up 10 times in the past few days. at has increased quite a bit. >> sales have skyrocketed across .meri
of newtown connecticut, preparing to say goodbye to another student killed in friday's elementary school shooting. >> we are in for another foggy morning. add extra driving time. it's tuesday, december 18. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. another foggy start. >> dense fog advisory through 6:00 this morning was issued, but it was canceled. it is not as dense as yesterday morning. it remains above the criteria of a quarter mile or less. a few sprinkles will be possible especially through the morning. visibility is just fine in the metro area. up to the north and west, there is somewhat of an issue. about one-fifth of a mile or rather a half mile in hagerstown. 9:00 this morning, patchy fog and 55. some clearing this afternoon with a high temperatures around 539. let's a check on traffic and weather jamee whitten. >> there is wet pavement. there were many accidents yesterday. don't take their ramps and x x asked -- and exits fast. wonderful to the 14th street bridge into our nation's capital. southeast southwest freeway ken north avenue, new
was wearing black dress shoes. >> it's going to be another heartbreaking day in newtown as more children are laid to rest. >> other schools in newtown every open for the first time since the shooting. tahman bradley has the latest from connecticut. >> today will be another difficult day for residents in newtown, as the greeks didn't -- as the grief-stricken community gathers for more funerals. we also know that 6-year-old emily parker will be buried back in her home state of utah. a small step towards normalcy as the students had back-to-school all except sandy hook elementary school, which remains a crime scene. in the neighboring town of monroe volunteers continue preparing an unused middle school for sandy hook students to attend. >> we want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and at to be as comfortable as they possibly can. >> promote investigation proceeds as a board is look through every inch of adam lanza's life. -- authoritiesthe investigation proceeds. his mother trained him to use a dangerous weapon at a time whenshe knew that he suffered from mental
. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two more 6-year-olds were buried today while buses rolled and grown-ups grappled with how to get on with life and protect the survivors from even more nightmares. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the hugs were a little tighter today as parents in newtown gently guided their kids back to school, back to their daily routines, surrounded by sadness and a stepped up police presence. >> getting them bk to a routine is the best thing, i think. >> reporter: but the jitry town suffered a fresh scare as a threat shut down yet another newtown elementary school. >> better safe than sorry. >> reporter: but for karen dreyer's son logan, a sandy hook kindergartener, normal is still a long way off. she told abc's dan harris they're st
. >> alison, there are a number of people from our region who love come here to help out in newtown. we earlier talks with an area from the baltimore area who came with the red cross to try to call about. they are among the hundreds of people who came here to try to give aid. the memorial near the elementary school continues to grow as the community tries to make sense of how anyone could murder 26 people. >> she did not contain per motion. >> it is just not right. i do not know what to say. they are just little babies. >> three days after six adults and 20 children were murdered, grief is still everywhere in newtown. >> it is beyond words to describe the level of the tragedy for this community for these families. it is just beyond a terrific. >> she is with save the children which has set up a program at this newtown middle school for kids to play while their parents receive much- needed counseling. many of the youngsters were inside sandy hook elementary when the murders happened. >> it is a friendly environment here. >> to give them a place where they can feel safe, where they can ha
today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it'
the sky is crying. th this, as the rest of the students in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start this normal routine for them again. >>> first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held cap
. since newtown, sales of assault weapons and clips have skyrocketed across america, with many gun owners fearing congress will reenact the assault weapons bans. >> we cannot tolerate this any more. >> change is coming. >> warner argues loss only impact those who actually follow them. >> it will not deter those who want to cause>> dix sporting goods has suspended sales of some weapons and stopped all gone sales near newtown. walmart is making no changes. >> i cannot imagine anybody needing an assault rifle for any reason. >> she thinks after what happened in connecticut, the government has to take action. >> it is tragedy, and a lot of our broken families right now. we need to try to fix this. >> virginia, like many other states, is dealing with the flood of requests from people who want to buy guns. on saturday, the day after newtown, the virginia state police received nearly 42 and request for background checks. it was a high as one day total since the program in 1989 -- highest one-day total since the program began in 1989. >> the maryland governor has some ideas of his own about gun-
in newtown provoked a fierce debate. we'll cover that starting with the nra's choice to lead a national effort to protect schools, former congressman, asa hutchinson. good morning, mr. hutchinson. thanks for joining us this morning. >> hi. >> you emphasized at the press conference friday you will be independent. but as you begin your effort, this national school shield, initiative, i wonder if you agree with the analysis of the problem laid out by wayne lapierre who says americans have to face this truth. take a look. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> do you personally believe, congressman, that gun-free school zones have been invitations to mayhem and that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? >> well, i think that when you look at school safety, you've got to put armed guards into the equation. i've made it clear that it should not be a mandatory law that every school has there. there should be local
control and the direction it is taking, as newtown attempts to observe christmas. >>> and why retailers are experiencing a slump while procrastinators are looking for last-minute christmas deals. experts say waiting to buy may have benefits that you may not have considered before. so this is a great story. the slowness may be worth it in the end. >> as long as you wrap it and don't give it in the plastic bag you got it from shopping in. >> no promises on that front. >>> later this half hour, make or break time for your favorite nfl teams. you know rob is watching all the games. we'll see how the season is shaping up. >> willis, how did the giants do yesterday? how did that game turn out? okay. i'm just curious. i don't hear anything today, willis. >> right, right. >> you're just so quiet. so unlike you today. looking angry. >> it's okay, willis, i'm with you. >> always next season, willis. >>> first, a major cleanup in northern california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporte
to newtown, connecticut for the latest on the investigation and the security children are facing as they return to school this week. >> not many school districts in this country not reviewing their policies this week. >> no question about that. >>> also this morning, can a tiny gunshot victim defy the odds? a baby girl shot in her mother's wound by the same gun used in connecticut. what doctors say about such violence they see every day. >>> and the storm millions of holiday travelers need to keep an eye on. it's unleashed mudslides that wiped a train right off the tracks. >> look at that. >>> but first, the nra is finally breaking its silence on the newtown shooting. the gun rights group is pledging to help make sure this never happens again. >> and the group will detail its position at a news conference on friday. we begin our coverage of the gun control debate with abc's chris cuomo. >> reporter: with each body buried, calls for change. the white house voicing support for new gun laws and renewal of the assault weapons ban, weapons that fire bullets in rapid succession with ea
. >> this is the ak-47 ammunition. >> he says sales since newtown have increased dramatically. >> the fear of being helpless is what i say is the biggest fear of anybody who comes in here and buys. >> this is considered the biggest gun show on the east coast. at least 300 vendors are here. 600 were turned away. antiques and collectibles are popular, but it is the assault weapons attracting the most interest. >> guns are telling our children. >> members of the anti-gun group code pink, the same group that interrupted the nra press conference last week, are here pushing for congress to take action and for gun owners to join them. >> we need a rational conversation. the gun society is keeping us from having a rational conversation. >> the demand for guns in virginia has been unprecedented since newtown. last saturday alone, virginia state police handled 5145 requests for background checks, the highest one day total since the program began in 1989. chantilly, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news pro members of 25 church organizations -- news. >> members of 25 church organizations gathered outside this gun dealers
of newtown, conn. are bracing themselves for the fort funerals of the innocent victims murdered and last week's elementary school massacre. noah posner will be buried this afternoon and the celebrated his sixth birthday last month and should -- and his sisters survive. this 6-year-old boy loved the new york giants football team and loved victor cruz. the parents told him he may be buried in his favor to victor ciuz jersey. >> i will do whatever i can to honor him. >> state police are investigating the massacre and need to win -- interview many children. >> and interviews for with -- with children will apparent. >> the attacker killed an arsenal of weapons. and hundreds of rounds of deadly ammunition. he killed himself after hearing emergency unit sirens responding. the school nurse said she only survive because the sugar was unaware she was hiding underneath her desk. moments later, the school secretary raised to office. >> we pulled out the telephone off my desk and i held the phone while she dialed 911. >> a call that may have prevented even a greater loss of life. it is another of a steadi
closest to a new town newtown. classes resume of four students there except for those that attended sandy hook elementary school. new york giants receiver victor cruz ms. -- visited the family of a little boy who was married yesterday. stay with us for complete coverage of the massacre in newtown, connecticut. you can always log onto wjla.com as well. nightline will have an update on the investigation at 11:35. >> breaking news in the case of the deadly bombing at the u.s. consulate in libya. the accountability review board determined systematic failures within the state, leaving it vulnerable. ambassador christopher stevens and three others were killed in that attack on september 11. the board is making 29 recommendations to improve security. all them were accepted by secretary of state hillary clinton. there are late development from capitol hill where appears negotiations have stalled in the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner says republicans would move forward with their own plan on a separate track from the obama administration. the plan does not address spending cu
the community is supporting one another. >> person after person tells me that newtown as a comes together when times are hard.re that good hearted people are to try to help. under the town christmas tree, a memorial to growing and growing as folks leave teddy bears candles, flowers, other things to try to remember the 26 lives that were lost. newtown have not seen the sun in days and the weather matches the mood. >> it is not natural. >> paul and his wife are among the thousands visiting the memorial in the center of a sandy hook. >> we needed this. our prayers' needed to be with the children and the family is. -- and the family's. >> i have seen a lot of stuff, but never this bad. >> the first of two funerals work -- the first two funerals were held for two young boys, jack pinto and noah pozner. >> he reminds me so much of my son when he was little. , i don't know. >> a local community's school threw open its doors to them. >> it is a good way to distract the kids and bring everyone together. >> mike said that his children took advantage of the activities, which included therapy dog. >> it i
congressman chris murphy, whose district includes newtown, calls the idea toen deaf and revolting. >> reporter: the nra stuck by its guns, that every american school should have an armed guard. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the n rarks has blood on its hands. >> reporter: amid protesters and refusing to take questions, the head of the nra announced this plan. >> when they horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> reporter: the murder massacre in newtown has led for some nra supporters to call for control of some guns and clips. >> then you saying that the gun control debate shouldn't be part of this at all? >> sure, i mean, congress will beba debate this. i don't think it's part of the ultimate solution. >> reporter: one district in new jersey will place armed guards in schools, to the disapproval of the governor. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a pos
. the president said the day of newtown shooting was the t of his presidency. onlyam skeptical that the is putting more guns in schools. the vast majority of the people are skeptical. >> the president has pledged to behind full weight preventing aimed at the violence. president hugo f. chavis is 's hugo chavez delegate -- delicate. has says hesident in cuba.in >> it is a bitterly cold night. >> one of the coldest nights of the year. >> temperatures continued to we move to the next several hours. the winds have finally diminished. s.ear skie it allowed temperatures to fall quickly. highest i could find, southern maryland, 22 miles per hour. mainly clear and cold waking up tomorrow morning. temperatures will be in the teens to mid-20's. coming up in just a few minutes, about your new forecast and what to the first day of 2013. does not seem that fans by thisbothered bitterly cold weather. >> they're not bothered by it at all. cheering.been i grew up in this town and this most enthusiasm i have seen in years. it is that old time religion, the kind the redskins fervor from way back in the day. if you
with tough talk about gun control in his second term in the wake of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. you'll remember the president tearing up as he addressed the nation on the day of the shooting. today the president recalled that day. >> this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president going on to say he supports banning assault rifles and high capacity clips, better background checks and he hopes it's accomplished in the first year of his second term. >>> meantime some 400 children parents and community members from newtown, connecticut were at the giants/eagles game in new jersey. what a moment it was. children from newtown greeting both teams as they took the field. then their families and their children stood on the sidelines as the national anthem played in the stadium. >>> we'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. it come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. a worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. and navigating the s
she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima church. he was thanked for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings opinion tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. >> i think i saw brazil, australia, anybody in newtown needs a hug. amazing. >> reporter: in the town hall, a mountain of donated toys is piling up just in time for christmas. even hurricane sandy victims are giving hundreds of teddy bears. >> reporter: new town wants others to pay it forward now in honor of the victims. from a secret santa in pennsylvania to new jersey, where kristin went shopping for ingredients, only to find a target gift card hidden in her cart asking her to pay it toward in honor of sandy hook shooting victim catherine hubbard. it made me stop.
it from around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an extremely difficult christmas. but the nation has opened its heart to this town on this holiday. rob nelson has the story. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it's a cruel irony for newtown this christmas. in the midst of this season of giving, a town still reeling from so much lost. residents are finding no shortage of prayer, comfort, and kindness. during this season of giving, the people of newtown, connecticut, have been overwhelmed with love and support for the holidays. >> you do what you can. everybody does a little bit. and it means a whole lot to everybody. >> reporter: the newtown post office has been flooded with gifts, letters, and prayers. incredible sprinkles of love from all over the globe. >> i think i saw brazil, australia. anybody in newtown who needs a hug. it's amazing. >> reporter: at the local town hall, there are mountains of donated toys. and hurricane sandy victims wanted to spread the joy. >> we have had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward. >> reporter: and the people of newtown agree.
opened. two weeks after the tragedy in newtown. the gun show is happening at the dallas expo center, which is where northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live tonight. >> this is the ninth year of the gun show here in chantilly. organizers expect a crowd here to be far larger than any that have had in the past. take a look around. it is hard to even walk in this room. in the two weeks since the town, and sales have increased dramatically. -- newtown, gun sales have increased dramatically. >> ask anyone attending this show -- >> it is a fear. >> the fear of being helpless. >> fear of congress reviving the assault weapons ban in the wake of the new town school shooting. >> i think as long as a talking about legislation, people keep coming and buying guns. >> well antiques and collectibles are popular, gun dealers say sales of assault rifles and ammunition have never been better. >> sales are out of this world. >> he says gun owners are stocking up before politicians can put a new bill on the table. >> there is a lot of blame to go around. it is not the gun. it is the person
the incident. >> the lawyer for a 6-year-old survivor of the school shooting in newtown, conn., is speaking out tonight one to sue the state for failing to provide a safe setting. he says it is not just a problem in connecticut. >> the state of connecticut and other states, too, are failing to protect children from guns. her friends are dead, and that is trauma. >> the student in the case has not been identified. >> two police officers involved in a gunbattle with a suspect in new jersey are out of the hospital tonight. a third officer underwent surgery for stomach was and is expected to recover. the suspect was in sight of a police station when he wrestled the gun away from one of the officers and started shooting. two officers fired back. the man was killed. >> a winter makes up this morning, and tonight the wind is whipping up. and it is cold. steve has a look at the forecast rest of tonight and tomorrow. >> the 29th annual festival is about to kick off in china, including ice and snow sculpture competitions music performances, and other activities. more than 2000 works will be on display. t
coverage of the tragedy in new count continues on wjla.com -- the tragedy in newtown. >> we are couple of weeks from the so-called fiscal cliff and house speaker john boehner has proposed what he is calling plan b to keep taxes from going up on most americans. the white house says try again. >> both sides have made considerable concessions in recent days. it is hard to say how close they are to deal, but today both sides appear more hopeful. ex-president and the speaker of the house are making progress but a deal has not been reached and time is running out before we reach the fiscal cliff. >> the president is not there yet. >> speaker john boehner announced tuesday that his idea of balance would be one trillion dollars in tax increases and one trillion dollars in spending reductions. he also announced a plan b increasing the taxes of those making a million dollars a year or more, but that plan is getting a less than enthusiastic reception from the white house and some republicans. the president's latest offer includes $1.20 trillion in tax increases, billions in spending reductions, a
in newtown today. the 6 yeered loved to play the piano. and emily was funeral was held in utah. the tragedy shooting of 20 children and six adults has triggered action to promote gun control. today, gun owners cashed in their weapons. >> even if you get one of the street it is one less that has the potential to get into the wrong hands. >> rifles went for $75 handguns fetched up to delrs 200. the national debate over gun reform reunited again from the proposal of national rifle asetion from wayne lapierre to station armed guards at every school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with a gun. >> several school districts have armed offers in the schools but new jersey republican governor doesn't think that is a good idea. >> if off armed guard at the front door what if the guy goes around to the side depoors. >> gun sales are continuing to rise in the aftermath of the school shooting. this gun store already sold out of its long guns. customers have been snatching up weapons at a rapid pace. they want to buy th
>> the debate on how to prevent another newtown tragedy is heating up. >> our correspondent reports despite having criticism the n.r.a. is not backing down to any new gun laws. >> the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an ax and a knife, doesn't mean you deny baseball bats or guns. >> but the easy availability of guns is a contributing factor. and you can't keep that off the table. >> politicians went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n.r.a. is not budging from the stance they took on friday calling for armed guards in our school. >> the former undersecretary is working on the n.r.a. for this. he called the armed security a deterrent, an effective way to deter people. >> you provide safety with armed personnel without putting fear in anyone. >> gun violence is down. >> but we have to keep working on this. and there are are lots of
activists others are horrified by the loss in the newtown slugging. .> i think it is sad these awful tragedies have to happen before it kicks us in the rear. it is a huge opportunity to hit .he reset button on gun laws there is a much larger being organized through for that million march in the mall double take place in february. it is designed to keep our sure on congress and the white house for meaningful gun control reform. reporting live, abc 7 news. >> a service was held for a six- at a mormon church in utah. people in that town tied pink ribbons around trees to show support for the family. pink was her favorite color. and local girl scout troop d tribute to the victims. -- paid tribute to the victims. aths.laid out 26 wre the shooting had an impact on school attendance in anne arundel county. 46 do this did not go to school 40% of students did not go to school. rumor of a shooting happening could you did to the absences. there were two different shootings. one happened at a convenience store in manassas. two were wounded. the gunman is in custody. police say two men were shot.
in newtown, connecticut. joinizers say people will form a large community circle around the washington monument. goal is to find ways to prevent similar tragedies in the future. >> the debate over guns in america, the national rifle association is not backing down from its controversial idea of putting armed guards in the nation's schools. >> i don't understand why you cannot just four minutes imagine when a horrible monster his way into a if a good school that been there, had might be unable to stop him. the nation's cardigan rights as a white house task may try ton violence undermine the second amendment. >> u.s. senator free on bond after being arrested for alleged drunk driving. the idaho republican ran a red light in alexandria early sunday morning. he failed several field sobriety tests. he issued a statement saying he is deeply sorry for the accident in the circumstances. made a mistake for which i family, myo my any others whond in me.ir trust i accept responsibility and will whatever penalty and measures toke ensure the circumstances never repeated." is expected in court on da
>> google service is will be today for a third student killed in a friday's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. this comes as students in the schoolty will return to sandy for those attending hook elementary. now more. >> the first funerals were held of friday'sictims shooting at sandy hook elementary. jackwo six-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto or laid to rest. >> he was a very. . when she told him i love you, he as i lovenot as much you. >> there was not a dry eye when .he mother spoke tremendous passion and feeling.s i think everyone was touched. >> family and friends also remembered little jack pinto, a wrestler. many of his friends arrived at sweatneral wearing shirts. d in a new york giants jersey. has forever changed. we are here for the pintos. >> most newtown students will to school this morning. at sandy hook will not. trucks headed to a neighboring town to reopen in a former middle school. >> the backpacks they left behind are on the truck. they will try to make it as close to possible as the classroom they left. no official date as to when against.k will open >> st
of running a scam following the massacre newtown, conn. she posted hours after the shooting she was the kind of one of the victims. the fbi also said she sent a labyrinth text messages to a donor who fell for this game. the fbi says all of the money has been refunded. a new type of investigation after the sandy hook shooting. geneticists are studying adam lanza's dna. they say there are genetic components to mental a list of many factors involved. scientists are not looking for anything specific and they admit it is unlikely they will find anything. the result will likely not be released for several weeks. after the shooting spree there have been plenty of questions about school safety. that is why hundreds of staff members at utah school turned out last night for free gun training. everyone from third grade teachers to janitors and cafeteria workers were taught how to fight back in a situation like that at sandy hook. >> i am just were read a little bit, what would i do as a teacher. how would you protect yourself if you were being fired upon? >> with the recent tragedy, i realize it is pro
year to you. >> same to you. >>> the president called the shooting at newtown was the worst day of his presidency. >>> a bus crash has killed nine people and injured others. the tour bus lost control on interstate 84 yesterday morning. it happens in a treacherous section of the blue mountains called dead man pass as the bus was heading back to vancouver from las vegas. the drive survived but was too badly injured to speak with police. >>> nasty weather being said to have caused dozens of accidents across the country. >> here's jim dickey. >>> these early morning temperatures this morning. 5 in burlington, 9 in portland. 18 in boston. now, we switch gears the north central portion. these are your daytime highs. only 9 today in minneapolis, 18 in omaha. that arctic haair is surging in. it will lead to light snow across the plains and ohio valley. >>> time for the rest of the new year's eve weather. snow expected, thunderstorms in much of texas. oklahoma city, little rock, memphis. showers from seattle to portland. flurries around the great lakes, western pennsylvania, and northern new en
states of america. that is something that hahas s to be different. one other point about newtown. dillon shockckley was 6 years old. he was a spepecial-education uden his p parents issued a statement. we take great solace that dylan died in the loving arms of his favorite teacher, a special- education teacher, , an marie murphy. 52, mother of four. the teachers of that school, the principa psychologist, the teacher that by protecting their children, saving their children, comforting theirir children, those th survived, they arerue heroes. theyave not received the recognition that they deserve. i would point out, everyone of ththem is a public schoolteacher. a group that has been c condemned vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> i do wonder about this nexus we are making between n mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun -- violence where people were killed with fire arms, in prince george's county, too. are you suggesting that everyone who pulls a trigger is mentally ill? is that the suggestion? >> no. >> in mass killings, you look at jerry loughner, virgin
! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. ♪ >>> welcome back. since the newtown, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and 2/3 of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for shooting courses are up 20%. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad
yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut, december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a lighter note, i think i counted 32 different hairstyles. >> 35. what do you prefer, long or shot? >> i'm not going to answer that. about the ones we love. g new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ >>> all right. around the nation folks are preparing to ring in the new year. >> and in los angeles, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the annual rose bowl parade. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: everything is coming up roses in pasadena. and this is your ticket behind the scenes to the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. there's more to these floats than just flowers. it takes days of painting, grimdzing, blending and gluing around the clock to make these creations come to life. for t
scientists will find a genetic clue as to what motivated him to kill 27 people in newtown on december 14. the debate over guns in america will take center stage in fairfax county today. members of the group code pink plans to rally this afternoon outside a gun show at the dulles expo center in chantilly. organizers: fabricating four assault weapons ban and for background checks of people who by weapons at gun shows. an effort to train teachers to use guns so they can confront the assailants is under way in utah. nearly 200 teachers took a free gun training courses offered by the state was the leading gun lobby. there were taught how to safely carry a concealed weapon on the job and to protect our schools from an armed intruder. >> safety is the biggest part. to be able to use them appropriately is a high priority for me. >> utah is one of the few states where public schools allow guns on campus. it in the wake of the connecticut school student there was a push to add more states to that list. a new gallup poll finds 64% of americans think army at least one school official would be at lea
his full weight behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence. the body of the newtown shooter has been claimed for burial. that is the word from the state medical examiner. somebody wanted to remain anonymous -- an ominous -- anonymous claimed adam lanza's body. 5:18, and jacqui terrace is here. we have been talking about whether all morning long. noticeably culver out there. -- colder out there. >> it was brittle. the winds have died down. that is the good news. temperatures have cooled down as well. 30 degrees is our temperature at reagan national. that is always the exception rather than the rule. take a look at temperatures across the region. for the most part, we are in the '20s. i am thinking that annapolis is incorrect. the temperature at frederick, 30 degrees. 21 in manassas. 21 degrees in culpeper. we're about 10-15 degrees colder than we were this time yesterday. while the winds calmed down there is enough of a breeze that there is a touch of a wind chill factor. it feels like 20 at the lows. when charles r., 18 and 21 in hagerstown. -- wind chills are feeling like
association came out with their first response to the newtown tragedy and their bottom line, there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun so they're staking their claim there, and on the other hand, you see some prominent nra members came out like senator joe manchin and wants tolimit magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to he have you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra nationally announced new school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. >>> moving on now while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it has to do with this contestant. she guessed the right words but she was told she lost anyway. abc's john mu
teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut, residents. among those joining the game. the family of jack pinto, the 6-year-old fan of the giants who was buried in the number 80 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. >>> a dirty dozen words that some people would like to ban after being overviewed and used. spoirl alert, kick the can down the road. how about trending and bucket list? other terms nominated for a literary lashing are superfood, guru, and double down. and -- guess what the most overused phrase of 2012 was? or at least the last couple of months. >> oh, just this week. >> it's in that box. not hard to guess. i think we'll hear a lot of that phrase in the next day or days. >> yes. all right, ron. thank you. >> guru is one that when i use it, i'm sorry that i did. >> because people call you a guru. >> of course, it happens all the time. i get tired of it. >>> next up is a story that means a lot to lawyer like me. new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning from minor traffic regulations to the recognition
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